Eat My Shorts is a bi-weekly column that showcases and reviews short films.

It's more than a week until St. Patrick's Day, but that means you have plenty of time to watch all 10 of the Irish short films I've curated for you here. Actually, some of them, specifically the two oldies, are only Irish-themed but still appropriate to the holiday. So get your green on and enjoy.

First, a word about Irish shorts: Partly thanks to the Irish Film Board's interest in shorts (they just announced a new animated short funding grant) but in general due a strong national cinema overall, the past decade has seen a great surge of quality shorts from Ireland, a number of which have been nominated for Oscars. This year's contender, 'The Crush,' may have been my least favorite in its group, but it has its charms and I was still glad to see Ireland continue a streak with this being the third year in a row it was represented in the live action category.

First up is a film that won the Academy Award in 2006.

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